Makers, hobbyists and audiophile that enjoy building electronic projects might be interested in a new parametric directional speaker snap together kit that has been developed by Richard Haberkern.
The directional speaker has been designed to focus a beam of sound at objects and can be connected to any audio device including smartphones, tablets. MP3 players and audio systems. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Parametric Directional Speaker project and see it in action.
The Parametric Directional Speaker project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $25,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Richard Haberkern explains a little more about his creation and how it functions :
“The Soundlazer directional audio project is the continuation of my first and verysuccessful project here on Kickstarter. I developed the Soundlazer “Snap” during my quest to lower the cost of this amazing technology and give backers the opportunity to explore new possibilities in directional audio.
Parametric speakers like the Soundlazer are directional speaker systems. They use ultrasonic carrier waves to transmit audio to listeners in a focused beam of sound that acts like light from a laser. Generally speaking, only the person standing in front of a parametric speaker can hear the audio being transmitted. People to the sides of the directional audio source hear little or no sound.
This is not a retail product. It is intended for people who love to play with new technologies. The Snap is a cost and performance optimized version of the originalSoundlazer model #SL-01. It’s designed in a style that makes it perfect for electronics hobbyists, inventors, hackers and anyone else that likes to play with technology. No expensive or complicated digital signal processors or fancy case to add to the cost.
This model is just the basic electronics needed for good quality directional audio with a snap together stand. If you are looking for the more expensive directional speaker with all the bells and whistles of the original Soundlazer including a complex digital signal processor.”
So if you think Parametric Directional Speaker is something you audio listening could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and be one of the first to own one.